Student Recipient of the Maggie Thompson Phipps Scholarship

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Remembering a Beautiful Soul Maggie Thompson Phipps was a 2007 Nossi College of Art Photography graduate. In addition to her brilliant personality, Maggie was known by her special ability to capture a person’s essence through her photography. Unfortunately, Maggie passed away in 2016 after a hard-fought battle against brain cancer. Her family has set up an annual scholarship for Nossi Photography students all the way through 2022. A scholarship panel led by Tom Stanford, Nossi’s Photography Coordinator, with the help of Nossi’s Admissions team selected students to submit a photograph and a one-page essay about how they intend to change the world through their passion for photography. 2018 Scholarship Winner Tylor Hutcheson was selected as the recipient of the 2018/2019 scholarship, after submitting his endearing essay and photo. In the essay he writes on the passion he feels for photography, the desire to help others around him, & how being a student at Nossi College presented him with opportunities he didn’t think he had a shot at. Tylor states, “As I’ve gotten older I realize that even if you can’t see it, life works itself out. That doesn’t mean standing idly by, but it does mean that the right people and opportunities will come into your life at exactly the right moment. The way I see it now, if I can have a positive impact on just ten people while I’m at Nossi then all of this will have been worth it. I believe that through my passion for photography and…

Week 9, Day 41-45, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Thank you for joining us during these past nine weeks as we highlight local nonprofits and classrooms doing amazing things. Check out our final week as we wrap #45DaysofGiving. Don’t forget to give back where you can as well! We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 4 to get all the action!   Day 41: Newcomers Club – Sumner County The Newcomers Club is a service and social organization for those in the Sumner County area wanting to connect and meet new people while giving back to their community. It is a dedicated organization, with almost daily activities planned, to meet neighbors and give back to their community. Newcomers Club works with Nossi so we can help document the HolidayFest events including Tree Lighting Ceremonies and athletic events including the Indian Loop 5K. We are sending two students to Monthaven’s Christmas Tree Elegance Ceremony on Nov 17 – we hope you can come out and join us! More details here.   Two photographers, Chyanne Funnell and Angela Thomas will be on hand to document this tough assignment. Five, seven-foot. Trees, all decorated by local and nationally known designers, will be auctioned off at Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center to support art education and other related programs in Sumner County. The trees are donated by Vickerman Trees and are uniquely decorated…

Week 8, Day 36-40, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Welcome back to Week 8 of our 45 Days of Giving! We can’t believe there is just one more week to go!  Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 7 to get all the action! Day 36: Community Care Fellowship Impressed with all the programs that East Nashville’s Community Care Fellowship provides its community, Steve LaSuer, an adjunct illustration instructor, decided to add some color to their preschool classroom. With the help of several illustration students, this painting team is creating a picturesque scene to brighten the building and the students inside. Flip through to see their process, sketches and their reference art.  Photos submitted IN 2017, CCF PROVIDED: 24,814 Lunches 3,847 Loads of Laundry 44,040 Hygiene Items 11,424 Breakfasts CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS 12 Children – The Dare to Dream After School Program 6 High School Students – The Starfish Program 10 Summer Students – ASK – The Academy for Success in Kindergarten Program Like what you see here? YOU can help contribute to this numbers by volunteering your time or donating your dollars! We expect the final mural to be complete in the upcoming weeks and will share the final scene on Facebook. Day 37: Down…

Week 3, Day 11 – 15, 45 Days of Giving

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Welcome back to Week 3 of our 45 Days of Giving! See Days 11 – 15 below!  In the fall of 2018, Nossi College of Art is celebrating our 45th anniversary, and we decided to do 45 acts of creative kindness for local classrooms, non-profits, church groups. Nashville and the surrounding communities have been supportive of Nossi College and the impact we wanted to make on this area, so in return, we wanted to feature 45 acts of thankfulness. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blog for Week 2 to get all the action! We are so excited to share the fun we had shopping, donating, creating and celebrating within the wonderful community that has supported us during our 45-year creative journey.   Day 11: Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) In recognition of October being Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we are so happy to highlight the local nonprofit, Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee.    In July DSAMT hosted iCan Bike Camp that teaches children with Down Syndrome how to ride a bike in a safe and fun way. We decided to invest as a $500 Photography Sponsor to capture this empowering learning environment, so Nossi student Ben Neely spent the day documenting and here are some of our favorite shots. Want to support Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the DSMAT? Click here to learn more and donate your time, talent or dollars.  Day 12: Moves and Grooves Moves and Grooves, or M.A.G., is a non-profit organization…

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